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visit to the family of nelson mandela and a public tribute to the critically ill hero of the anti-apartheid movement. >> the triumph of nelson mandela and this nation speaks to something very deep in the human spirit. >> axelrod: major garrett and mark phillips are in south africa. >> a new shadow over the nfl as another pro football player is arrested on a gun charge. and meet our newest young innovator a teenage singer with plenty of challenges and a voice ♪ a enough to overcome them. ♪ amazing grace the captioning sponsored by cbs >> a this is the "cbs evening news." jim axelrod, the southwest is not just hot, not just dangerously hot, it is historic hot, this is one of the worst heat waves in years. you can see the heat pouring off the runway in phoenix, it is about the worst time to wear a costume for work in las vegas and this temperature reading may not be as high as it gets in california, every place over 100 degrees today is seen on this map in red. the pink shows places over 110 degrees. as carter evans reports, tomorrow threatens to bring record heat to places which
>> our thoughts and those of americans and people all around the world are with nelson mandela and his family and all of south africa. south first visit to africa's president, barack obama pays tribute to his personal hero. remains inandela critical condition in hospital. barack obama will visit his family members in the coming hour. ♪ >> welcome to the program live thedoha. president obama and jacob duma our meeting and we are live in pretoria. perot and anti-government protesters clashed in egypt. retired u.s. generals as allegations that he leaked confidential data to the media are preposterous. about 100 tour de france is about to get under way. we will have a preview. ♪ ♪ visiting obama is south africa for the first time as president. he has been talking to his counterpart, jacob duma. is a hugely symbolic but right now, it is the former president of south africa, nelson mandela, who is at the forefront of people's concerns. he is a hero to obama. both men were the first black presidents of their respective countries and both were awarded the nobel peace prize cree.
nelson mandela. president obama met privately with nelson mandela to honor the leader's place in history and offer support. nbc's chuck todd is traveling with the president. chuck? >> reporter: good evening, lester. the president's trip, we're doing our best to focus on trade and it's become all about the ailing nelson mandela. not only about his legacy in south africa, but for the whole world. from the moment that president obama set foot on presidential grounds on pretoria, only one question, the health of nelson mandela. >> he remains critical but stable. nothing has changed so far. we hope that very soon he will be out of the hospital. >> reporter: referring to mandela by his tribal name, president obama, as he has done, shared his personal feelings. >> madiba's moral courage, this country's historic transition to free and democratic nation has been a personal inspiration to me. >> reporter: he essentially called him the george washington of south africa, noting how like america's founding father, mandela knew to grow a democracy, he to walk away from power. >> nelson mandela, simila
>> concerns grow for nelson mandela as jacob zuma cancels a trip abroad. you're watching al jazeera live from doha. at there thrilled prospects. we truly stand at a tipping point. >> gay couples benefit from a supreme court ruling. herting kicks off between testers and police before a big match against uruguay. >> kevin rudd returns as australia's prime minister. south african president jacob zuma has canceled a trip abroad as it appears nelson mandela's health is deteriorating. he is in hospital in pretoria. >> to president jacob zuma came to the hospital and visited nelson mandela and after that he gave a brief statement in which he described nelson mandela's condition is still critical. he said there was to be a state -- a summit in mozambique but that has been canceled. jacob zuma will not be going because he simply feels it is not the right time to leave south africa particularly with nelson mandela in such a critical condition. we do not know this officially from the president's office but we do understand from a number of credible sources that nelson mandela is now on life su
will be able to see nelson mandela. >> bolivian children living with their parents in jail. the government says it is time for them to go. we begin in the united states where general james cartwright, once a second highest-rated officer in the u.s. military, is being investigated for leaking secret information about u.s. operations overseas. our broadcast partner nbc news says a general cartwright may have revealed details of a u.s. cyber attack on iran's nuclear facilities. generalcard white -- cartwright was head of the investigation called stuxnet during the obama and bush presidencies. >> one of the big questions about the stuxnet program is who gave the information to the new york times in 2012? now there comes were that someone at the very highest levels at the pentagon may have been responsible for the leak. in 2012, the new york times ran a story about a computer worm called stuxnet and how it was the obama administration's key weapon in a prolonged cyber attack on iran's nuclear weapons program. it affected computers worldwide in 2010. cybersecurity experts assumed at that time some go
the world is praying for an ailing nelson mandela. >>> corporate america has moved quickly in dropping paula deen, but her fans are saying not so fast. >>> plus, gwyneth paltrow's striptease moment. fingerprint technology coming to an iphone near you. and would you ride a motorcycle naked 20 miles for a $50 bet? it is friday and "early today" starts right now. >> announcer: this is "early today" for friday, june 28th. >> good morning. i'm richard lui. today marks the end of the first week of the george zimmerman murder trial. it's been a whirlwind of dramatic, emotional and grueling testimony. danielle leigh is live outside the courthouse for us in sanford, florida. good day to you. >> reporter: richard, good morning. legal experts tell me the state has already called their main witnesses to the stand. most notably the teen on the phone with trayvon martin just minutes before he was shot. now they say the prosecution will likely begin attacking the accuracy of george zimmerman's own words. george zimmerman's defense team expressed confidence heading into a fifth day in court. >> i'm very com
africa. nelson mandela became the blacky's first president. we are glad you joined us. are comingrsations up right now. >> there is a saying that dr. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminating hunger and we have work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> president obama wraps up his neck and official trip to africa tomorrow. the journey had lengthy of symbolic moments including a visit to the prison cell where nelson mandela was held for eight teen years. it also highlighted africa's andging economic potential emphasizing engagement in a country that has benefited from a wave of chinese investments. joining me is nicole lee, president of transafrica, and add because the group dedicated to -- advocacy group dedicated to justice for the developing world. good to have you on the program. let me
is not looking for a photo with nelson mandela. one american is reported killed in egypt. war photography, does it reveal the horror or desensitize us to it? welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. president obama has arrived in south africa saying he is not looking for a photo with the ailing nelson mandela. he tested down a few hours ago on the second stop of his weeklong tour of the continent. it has been overshadowed by concerns about mr. mandela's health. earlier, mr. mandela's former wife spoke to reporters outside of the hospital where he is .eing treated >> i am not here to answer any medical questions, i am not a dog her. .- i am not a doctor he is still on well. a shortore, i spoke time ago to our reporter in soweto. to what extent has the visit overshadowed by the concerns about nelson mandela's health? >> quite significantly. i have the opportunity to cover president obama's visit four years ago. there was crowds everywhere, which is of the president everywhere. you could get a sense of the excitement that the first african-american president of the u.s. was v
swirl about the condition of ailing nelson mandela. live to south africa next. >>> the dea agent who paid the ultimate price is honored. >>> could a solar flare send the earth back to the 19th century? >>> welcome back to "early today." nelson mandela remains in critical condition in a south africa hospital. for the latest, dekeir simmons joins us from pretoria. >> reporter: good morning. you can see behind me members of the ancu, young people are singing and dancing in the streets celebrating nelson mandela. just before they were here we saw some of nelson mandela's family come out of the hospital and collect some of the flowers, the many flowers and goodwill messages that have been left outside the hospital. one of them said to the camera, she said, look, we know that -- how loved nelson mandela is, he is stable, but at the same time the president's office describing him as critical. you can see these young people coming by, singing and dancing, celebrating nelson mandela. back to you. >> keir, thank you so much. >>> edward snowden could spend weeks in legal limbo thanks to ecuador
cairo. president barack obama arriving in cape town about to visit nelson mandela's prison. we have that coming up. more sparring accusations against the united states. this time the target is reportedly an outlet of the european union. bracing for more protests in brazil. the federation cup is just hours away. too many jellyfish. perhaps it is time to eat them. egypt whereng in demonstrations are taking place to mark the president's first anniversary since he took office. there are crowds voicing anger and support for mohamed morsi. demonstrators in tahrir square are calling for the president to resign. some of those we see say they will be marching to the presidential palace later on sunday where security is already tight. the district of the capital, his supporters are staging a sit-in. they say it is in defense of the president. our correspondents are following developments across the egyptian capital. across swelling with in the last hour. their intention is what? lebron says they want to the removal of president mohamed morsi. rebellion started this. they want the president to
. >>> the president is with his idol just miles away. how will the president help the critical nelson mandela. >>> the courts of appeal overturned the california same-sex marriage ban ties the knot. >>> the tigers are coming. asian tiger mosquitoes, that is. they're aggressive, they carry disease, and they're invading state after state. that and much more on "cbs this morning saturday" on june 29, 2013. >>> and good morning. welcome to the weekend. welcome nancy cordes, good to see you. >> good to see you, too. they're dealing with some big heat in the west. 106 degrees in phoenix. >> we'll have some great guests for you in studio 57, including a fantastic band, the mavericks. they're back after nine years with a live performance in our second cup cafe. >>> our oldest fine dining restaurant, delmonico's. we're going to talk about him serving up some dishes in the restaurant where they were invented. >>> a record heat burning up much of our country. it's dangerous, it's constant and causing misery for millions of americans. the western part of the nation is suffering, expecting highs of triple
. the u.s. president arrived in just as nelson mandela's health is reportedly improving. welcome to al jazeera. protesters andn the city of alexandria. two people have been killed, including a u.s. teacher. injured in have been the fighting. army helicopters have been called in to stop the violence. opponents of president morsi ransacked [inaudible] there has been more unrest in other parts of the country. we report from the capital cairo. >> they took to the streets once again to support their president, a man they want to see finish his four years in office. they will defend his legitimacy. struggle is not only about president morsi. this is about islam or no islam. they want to destroy islam. leaves,esident morsi there will not be another nextdent in egypt for the 100 years. no one will stay for more than 48 hours. >> a show of force in support of the president. it is exactly that red line that supporters want to protect. they chanted all day long. people cheered him on this same square when he became president, but after a year, they are here to oust him. him a redto give card. we
and brazil. barack obama has praised nelson mandela as his hero and an inspiration to the world. u.s. president held a private meeting with mandela's family, offering words of comfort. his host, jacob zuma, said both men were bound by history of the first black president of their countries. mike hanna is in johannesburg. not everyone was pleased to see him, barack obama. >> he had a mixed reception. he was greeted by a small number of protesters. opposed to the u.s. policies rather than the president himself necessarily. some i spoke to expressed disappointment at the limited nature of his visit. the u.s. president went straight to a university campus, straight into the building, where he held a meeting with a selected group of young african leaders. he did receive a rapturous welcome within that town board meeting. the young leaders drawn from throughout south africa, part of , hispresident obama said agenda to encourage leaders. talks betweeneral zuma.ent obama and jacob >> bright smiles as the two presidents meet. another president lies gravely ill in a hospital down the road.
-dangerous time in arizona. south africa, awaits news of nelson mandela. a family feud over his final resting place lays out in court. nine in the transit area of the moscow airport for edward snowden, and his options are narrowing. >> he has been lost in transit for nine days now. edward snowden is reportedly still stuck at moscow airport, unable to officially enter russia or continue his journey. in russia, he has been dubbed the invisible man, because no one has seen him. today, the 30-year-old american broke his silence. wikileaks issued a statement attributed to him, slamming america. after promising not to do so, he wrote, president obama ordered his vice president to pressure the leaders of nations from which i have requested a texan to deny my asylum requests. he had asked her russia for asylum, but is said to have committed applications to at least 14 other countries. so far, no one has agreed to take him in, and that includes venezuela. the president, in moscow today for talks with vladimir putin, has praised him, but will he take mr. snowden back home to caracas? no, the president
african president nelson mandela today. we'll let you know why he didn't visit mandela himself. >>> also, a commuter nightmare looms. the latest on the negotiations to keep b.a.r.t. from shutting down monday morning. >>> and an inside look at the silicon valley company that's given consumers palpitations all year, netflix. mom, frank ate the bones. no i didn't. you ate the bones. no, you ate the bones. nobody ate any bones. so, frank didn't eat the bones? no honey, frank did not eat any bones. well he's breathing on me. no i'm not. yes you are. no i'm not. yes you are. no i'm not. yes you are. [ male announcer ] it's kfc original recipe without the bones freshly prepared white or dark meat boneless and skinless try a 10 piece mixed bucket for just $14.99. today tastes so good. >>> turning to world news, president obama met privately with members of nelson mandela a's family today. the global icon is in critical condition in a south african hospital. the president is in south africa as part of a three-country tour. here's more from johannesburg. >> reporter: president obama met with the f
where nelson mandela spent years as a political prisoner. ed henry is live and traveling with the president. it is said that this will be the speech of the trip, coming up around noon today? >> reporter: that's right t. will be at the university of capetown here, the president has now arrived. part of that speech is going to be a big energy initiative about $7 billion to bring more electric power to sub-suharan africa. part of what the president is trying to do in terms of showing how u.s. initiatives can help bring africa up, a rising africa with several of the fastest growing economies on the world. you mentioned nelson mandela, the world obviously watching and waiting to hear about his condition. we have basically heard it's the same -- critical condition, but stable. bottom line, you noted that the president went to robin island, where nelson mandela was a prisoner for 18 years. he visited the tiny cell where nelson mandela could barely lay down. last night at a state dinner, the president talked about the mandela legacy. >> we must admit our minds and our hearts are
one of the most important heroes of our time, nelson mandela, conquered the evil of apartheid, remains in, quote, clinically unwell condition. president obama is in johannesburg this evening. all the talk is about whether he'll get a chance to make a bedside pilgrimage to visit the great man before he passes away. >> i don't need a photo po, and the last thing i want to do is be in any way obtrusive when the family is concerned about nelson mandela's condition. >> he is not in south africa because nelson mandela may be in the final moments of his life. he's visiting a major trade partner for america. he's in senegal wednesday, and heading to tanzania on monday for similar reason. these three countries appear to give the president the best shot of taking advantage of economic opportunities in america, something america arguably hasn't done a good job of at late. china's was $200 billion last year. compare that to the u.s. if the united states is not leading in africa, we're going to fall behind in a very important region in the world. over the last decade, an incredible story unfolded i
>> songs and prayers for nelson mandela as friends and family members visit him in hospital. >> hello, and welcome. i mendenhall with the top stories from the world -- i am in doha with the top stories from around the world. and u.s. president obama troubles too cynical -- senecal -- senegal. he is three years after kicked out of office by his own party, kevin rudd is sworn in as australia's prime minister. but first, relatives of former south african president nelson mandela said he is in stable condition after they visited the 94-year-old former president in hospital. they spoke to what -- hundreds of well-wishers and the media gathered outside a hospital in pretoria. his condition has worsened in the past couple of days. members of the family to give people a run the world for their support. people around the world for their support. >> we are anxious, but we thank everyone for their efforts. for the international support, the local support. if >> is he stable? >> he is stable? -- >> he is stable. we appreciate all the support. we are truly thankful. people love hampshir
next. >>> president barack obama visited robben island today, the prison where nelson mandela was held for 18 years. we'll tell you what obama said during this emotional tour. >>> five very lucky people are back on dry land after their sightseeing helicopter made an emergency landing on the hudson river. it landed right at noon. affiliate c brbs reports the tourists were two adults and two children from sweden. the pilot put the chopper down 79th street when it lost power shortly after takeoff and remained upright and floated south with the current. everyone was safely rescued by jet ski. no one was hurt in that incident. the helicopter has since been towed back to shore. >>> an elderly man found dead in his home in las vegas could be the first victim of a brutal heat wave. officials say he didn't have air-conditioning but they aren't quite sure if heat is to blame. today, it could get even hotter. we went to death valley to find out how people there are handling the heat. >> reporter: it's called death valley for a reason. the sun beats down on a barren landscape. tourists from around
president jacob zuma, but will he be visiting nelson mandela who continues to be hospitalized? we'll tell you about all that in a moment. >>> in the death of trayvon martin, one person that we have not heard from before is trayvon's stepmother. straight ahead, you will hear what she has to say about the trial and the loss of her stepson. >>> hello, everyone. we're beginning with a dangerous heat wave carrying temperatures well over 100 degrees baking parts of the west. it could hit 128 degrees in california's death valley today, and people are doing whatever they can to try to stay cool. alexandra steele is live for us in the cnn weather center. this is some oppressive heat, particularly dangerous, alexandra, for the most vulnerable of our population. >> you know, but with numbers as high as these are, it's not only that. i mean, we're talking about records that aren't just highs for the day or highs for the month, but some of these places in the desert southwest could see temperatures that they have never seen before. here is why. it is a jet stream extreme. so here is what's happening.
are with nelson mandela and his family and all of south africans. >> nbc's kristen welker is traveling with the president and is in johannesburg. president obama held a town hall today amid protests. what is president obama saying about his visit with nelson mandela's family. what are you hearing? >> well, richard, good afternoon to you. the president is calling that meeting a privilege. he sat down and spoke with two daughters of nelson mandela and eight grandchildren for about half an hour. he said he expressed his heart felt support for the entire family as they went through this incredibly difficult time. he also reaffirmed the importance of nelson mandela's legacy. the president also placed phone call to nelson mandela's wife bep also learned today that the president will not be going to the hospital to visit the former president of south africa out of deference to what the family wants right now. president obama was able to visit nelson mandela back in 200 5. that's when mr. obama was still a senator. the first laud diand the first daughters visited him back in 2011 when they wer
, president obama in africa. a major mission of diplomacy. how will the health of nelson mandela affect his visit. >> the star witness for george zimmerman case takes the stand after a stunning day in court whachlt the defense needs to do now. >> welcome to "early start." i'm christine roman. >> i'm john ber man it is now 5:00 a.m. in the east. >>> the supreme court saying the federal government must recognize same-sex marriages and opening the door for gay unions to resume in virginia. they took to the streets celebrating what is called a major victory for gay rights. >> reporter: all night and into this morning, celebrations for historic ruling. while others denounce what they call the death of traditional values. emotional reactions following a pair of supreme court decisions giving the same-sex marriage movement the biggest victories to date. the court striking down part of the defense of marriage act to deny benefits to same-sex couples and allowing them to resume in california whachlt now? >> we will continue to fight in the states where we won 37 times. i think the states will contin
is meeting privately with family members of the former president, nelson mandela. mandela, as we all know is in the hospital, in critical condition. and abc's ron claiborne is in pretoria right now. ron, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you, dan. as you know, the president, president obama, had hoped, had wanted to meet with nelson mandela at the hospital with me. that's not going to happen. the white house releasing a statement, and i quote, out of deference to nelson mandela's peace and comfort, and the family's wishes, they will not be visiting the hospital. there was a press conference a short while ago. and the president obama spoke about nelson mandela. >> the outpouring of love that we've seen in recent days shows that the triumph of nelson mandela and this nation speaks to something very deep in the human spirit. >> reporter: instead of meeting with nelson mandela, the president will have a private meeting with a number of family members of nelson mandela. the location and timing of that has not been disclosed. the fact this meeting had to be called off, the hoped
worker started moving the remains of three of nelson mandela's children to their original gravesite. the re-burials marked the end of a legal battle between his grandson and other family members. a court in south africa has ordered the graves of three of nelson mandela's children to be exhumed. two years ago mandela's grandson at the dodd is dug up in a village women nelson mandela grew up. he then have them moved to mandela's birthplace. it is believed mandela wants to be buried next to his children. a court statement filed by more than a dozen of his family members says his health is parentless and he is assisted in breathing by life support machine. this is his fourth week in the hospital and people are still leaving flowers and cards wishing him well. but the family dispute has shocked and angered a lot of people. >> it could not have come at a worse moment. even the context of the feud is very, very strange for us. it is so sad to think that bodies who had remained in the ground had to be moved without, it seems, proper authority, and now the same remains have to be brought bac
. south africa,s in but says he will not the ailing nelson mandela. sexifornia resumes same- weddings after a court in san francisco lifted the ban earlier than expected. in cycling's top race, the tour de france. u.s. president barack obama is in south africa for a state visit, but his trip is being overshadowed by nelson mandela's poor health. the two met in 2005. obama has called the anti- apartheid icon a personal hero. the 94-year-old has been in the hospital for more than three weeks fighting a lung infection. >> the helicopter that brought president obama flew past the hospital. but obama has said he will not visit the former president out of for his comfort and tranquility. crowds gathered along the route of obama's motorcade, eager to catch a glimpse of him. zuma and his wife were waiting to greet the obamas. werea and mandela bound by history, as the first black president of their hit -- countries. >> this country's historic transition to a free and democratic nation has been a personal inspiration to me. it continues to be. >> amid the sadness, opinion has been divided on w
have to testify anyway? governor sarah pa lin weighs in. and we'll look at nelson mandela. we'll look at his fight to end racial discrimination and how his life parallels dr. martin luther king. and the nfl decides to punt on propoeting obama care. administration looking for high profile pitches. and the pros are not buying it. i am uma, we are live from the nation's capitol. america's news headquarters starts right now. >> and we begin with what is a dangerous heatwave that is gripping most of the western part of the nation. we are talking about triple digit temperatures and folks in death valley, california they are bracing for teches to hit 130 degrees today. that is close to a record set back 100 years ago. they are joining us live from santa monica, california where it is and cooler than death valley. dom nick? >> uma, people are taking to the ocean to coloff in santa monica beach. families are heading into the water. and marine hanging over the coast. it is 90 degrees in the city. and as you head further inland, it is going to get warmer and out in death valley, record of 134 de
nelson mandela. >>> plus, the d.e.a. agent who paid the ultimate price is honored. >>> and could solar flare send the earth back to the 19th century. that's coming up. >>> welcome back. nelson mandela remains in critical condition at a south african hospital. for the very latest keir simpson joins us live. >> reporter: good morning, mara. moving scenes behind me. you may be able to see a large crowd of fans. family members have thanked the press. there has been some confusion and rumors this morning. we had been told that nelson mandela's condition had gotten worse over the last 48 hours, that had been reported. i just spoken to a spokesperson for the south african president's office, he told me that it's not correct that his condition has gotten worse. south african president zuma has canceled a trip to mozambique this morning. after he visited mandela at the hospital behind me last night. he said that nelson mandela is still in critical condition. we have confirmed he does need a ventilator. crucially he's still described as critical. mara? >> keir simpson, thank you. >>> edward snow
stand. brock obama says he was humbled to see the prison cell where nelson mandela was detained for 18 years. u.s. president and his family visited the jail after arriving in cape town on sunday. obama announced a new initiative aimed at doubling access to electric power in sub- saharan af. u.s. president barack obama was given a tour of robben island. they were guided around the island by former prison inmates, who experienced prison beside nelson mandela and experienced a lengthy prison sentence. he was able to provide a great heel of insight for president obama. quarry where men were subjected to years of hard labor. it wasn't even big enough for the former president to lie down. , guided around that by archbishop desmond tutu. they were talking about the treatment of hiv and aids, very near to the office of u.s. resident because of the fund established by george w. bush. >> while the world awaits news of nelson mandela hospital, president of, -- desmond tutu has prayed for his recovery. >> the archbishop emeritus was exhibition honoring the life the former south african president.
you. >> in south africa, the bodies of three of nelson mandela's inldren have been reburied their original grapes in the village where the former president corrupt. earlier this week, a court ordered the remains to be exhumed and returned to the village after they removed by mr. mandela's grandson. >> three of nelson mandela's children were reburied here today, rock back to the cemetery where the president will one day be laid to rest. this prompted other relatives to go to court. today, the grandson had condemned his relatives for challenging his authority. , they decided to jump on the mandela wagon. >> well-wishers outside of his hospital today. the infighting has reached hereto. relatives are trying to find documents that he is in a vegetative state. that is not true. >> he has a two into his lungs so cannot speak. but, he is moving his mouth, he is trying to speak. that he wastisfied responsive to what i was saying. wasoday, nelson mandela sounding upbeat. he isetimes, uncomfortable. but, he is fine. the best gift which he has given to this nation again is the gift of u
nelson mandela is lying in a critical condition. all night, vigils were held by the anc party for the ailing leader. ♪ >> we thank the mandela family. every child knows the story of the great man who grew up here. >> he builds a school for us. we didn't have one before. i'm really sad that he's not feeling well. he's really helped us here. >> the eastern cape province has electricity and running water as well now. from any of the town's inhabitants, life remains very simple. as nelson mandela's help has deteriorated, his birthplace has been swamped from journalists -- swamped by journalists from around the world. the journalists have to remain across the street from the rule location -- remote location to give the family some privacy. next-door, construction is underway. some residents say the mandela's eventual grave is being prepared. discussing such things for someone who is still alive is normally considered taboo in south africa, but among visitors to the museum, the national hero's health is also a topic of discussion. >> i wish that he could get well. we still need hi
zuma taking reporter questions in south africa. also word obama will meet with nelson mandela's family. >>> california couples are now getting married weeks before expected. >>> also, a life-threatening heat wave is scorching the west. temperatures nearing the 130 mark in some places. a lot on the record for the airline industry. this time it's airline reservation fees. good morning, everyone. hope you're having a great saturday. i'm richard louie in for alex today. first, to president obama's trip to south africa. live pictures of the news conference going on right now. started an hour ago. president obama is holding this news conference with south africa's president zuma. he talked about the former president nelson mandela who remains critically ill in the hospital. take a listen. >> by saying our thoughts and those of americans and people all around the world are with nelson mandela and his family and all of south africans. >> ron allen is life in south after where the president will be visiting today. good morning to you. the president will hold a town hall there. not everyone is h
brought crashing down today, when we come back. nelson mandela's family in h africa... as the nation continues to rally around i beloved former leader. an marsh is outsid . >>> today president obama met with nelson mandela. mandela remains in critical condition. members of a south african choir gathered outside the victoria hospital where nelson mandela is being treated. he used their voices to send support for the ailing 94-year- old. mandela is still in critical condition but he's hopeful the former leader will leave the hospital soon. >> with all the prayers and good wishes that have been made must do something. everyone is wishing mandela well. >> president obama met with nelson's daughters and grandchildren. in a statement president obama said i expressed my hope for peace and comfort with the time he's spending with loved ones. he didn't meet with mandela. but during a meeting with south africa's current leader. president obama praised mandela's legacy. >> to a free and democratic nation has been a personal inspiration to me. it has been an inspiration to the world. >> reporter
, and apparently the family members of nelson mandela are fighting. the showdown in south africa next. >>> also, before the sight-seeing helicopter ended up on a barge, it crashed into the water hard. the outcome, we're told, nothing short of a miracle. >> whoever that pilot is has to be a remarkable pilot with nerves of steel because clearly that helicopter was in complete distress. >>> president obama is wrapping up a busy day in capetown, south africa, after giving a speech aimed at the nation's young people. he was encouraging an audience of about a thousand to fulfill the legacy of their former president, nelson mandela. mandela spent his life fighting for equality. at 94 years old, hospitalized fighting a lung infection. president obama and the first family also visited a prison where mandela spent 18 of his 27 years behind bars. chief white house correspondent ed henry is traveling with the president, joins us from capetown. the president had an emotional visit there. >> reporter: that's right. he was basically walking in the footsteps of nelson mandela, where nelson mandela spent 18 yea
to watch the health of nelson mandela. this morning there are conflicting reports about his current condition. this comes as president obama is in africa right now this morning set to head to south africa before the weekend. "today in the bay's" marla tellez live monitoring that latest news out of pretoria right now. she joins us from our newsroom with the latest. good morning. >> good morning. those con flinting reports we're hearing is whether or not nelson mandela is actually on life support. in the words of his eldest daughter he is, quote, very critical this morning. talking to a south africa news agency she says he's still giving us hope, opening his eyes, still reactive to touch. we will live with that hope until the final end comes. that's a quote from nelson mande mandela's oldest daughter. >> his family arriving at the hospital in pretoria a few hours ago where they were agreeded by crowds of well-wishers. right now it's just after 2:00 in the afternoon. his family says they appreciate all the love and support from those who show up day after day. >> we don't like seeing m
just yesterday that the civil rights activist nelson mandela was on life support, but today there's word that he is showing signs of improvement. the latest on his condition is next on "studio b." [ male anno] running out of steam? ♪ now you can give yourself a kick in the rear! v8 v-fusion plus energy. natural energy from green tea plus fruits and veggies. need a little kick? ooh! could've had a v8. in the juice aisle. if you have high cholesterol, here's some information that may be worth looking into. in a clinical trial versus lipitor, crestor got more high-risk patients' bad cholesterol to a goal of under 100. getting to goal is important, especially if you have high cholesterol plus any of these risk factors because you could be at increased risk for plaque buildup in your arteries over time. and that's why when diet and exercise alone aren't enough to lower cholesterol i prescribe crestor. [ female announcer ] crestor is not right for everyone. like people with liver disease or women who are nursing, pregnant or may become pregnant. tell your doctor about other medicines
image problem. >>> president barack obama didn't meet nelson mandela today sh but did speak about the south african leader at a youth town hall meeting. we'll tell you what he said. >>> a dangerous heat wave is baking parts of the west. temperatures are soaring above 110 degrees. in death valley, it could hit 128. the heat took its toll at an outdoor concert in vegas yesterday. more than 30 people had to go to the hospital. alexandria steele is live for us in the cnn weather center. it is hot and only getting hotter. >> you mentioned death valley. if death valley hits 130, two degrees shy of our forecast, it will be the first time in 100 year, so we are in some rare air here. essentially, it's an atmospheric blast furnace. it's that high pressure ridge that's kind of acting like a dome, kind of trapping this heat in it. high pressure means sinking air, which means compressing air and thus, warming air and pretty rapidly. the problem is, it's not going to budge for quite some time, really until july 4th. so we've got a couple of days of this that's for sure. extreme heat. at least
this morning. president obama heads to south africa. as emotions boil over from nelson mandela's family. >> overnight, a new police search at the home of former nfl star and murder suspect aaron hernandez. could he be connected to more killings? >> and hard falls by the world's top tennis players. is there a blade of truth to the claims that grass court is wiping them out of wimbledon? >> but we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener." your world in 90 seconds. >> these are some of the hottest temperatures ever recorded on earth. >> i felt like i was going to die. >> an historic heat wave smothers the west. >> excessive heat warnings. back through nevada into california parts of arizona. >> temperatures in southern california could approach wait for it, 130 degrees. >> president obama arrives in south africa today as part of his three-country tour of the continent. >> south africa's attention is focused on nelson mandela who remains in critical condition this morning. >> the u.s. senate passed the first major immigration bill in nearly 30 years. >
-scheduled tour, but the trip is ofrshadowed by the health of nelson mandela, who is 94 and in critical condition with a lung infection. mark phillips is there. >> reporter: all the singing and all the good wishes for nelson mandela may be a tribute to what he means here. but the appeals to the heavens are being accompanied by the , fe-sustaining work of modern medicine. and nelson mandela's ex-wife, winnie, today suggest the medical intervention may be t lking, at least for now. for now te >> reporter: as the crowds have gathered outside the hospital, the sparse and sometimes misleading official updates about mandela's condition have led to a tension between the family and the international press which is gathered, hungry unr honest information. mandela's daughter, makaziwe, sees the interest as intrusion. >> it's like truly vultures waiting to devour the buffalo, waiting for the-- that's the image that we have as a family. foreporter: it is into the sad, lingering drama that barack obama arrived this evening. the president said on his flight here that he was not seeking a photo op with the fadi
obama and the first lady in south africa tonight. why they're not visiting nelson mandela and what they offered on this phone call instead. >>> the photo. he's the lawyer defending neighborhood watchman george zimmerman in the trayvon martin murder case. today after that knock-knock joke in court, explaining the message posted with this photo. >>> and under fire. paula deen losing millions after admitting using racial slurs. tonight the other case. the newest alleged slur from alec baldwin. some asking why no backlash for him. >>> good evening. it's great to have you with us here on a saturday night. we do begin with the sweltering heat, record-breaking temperatures across much of the south and the west tonight. so many communities issuing warnings and setting up cooling stations, scrambling to protect those at high-risk. look at the images a seven-month-old baby with a mother wrapping a wet blanket on her head at the phoenix zoo. one of toughest jobs, air conditioner repairman. this man standing on an arizona rooftop. this cooling station, one of several on the las vegas strip whe
the health of nelson mandela, the man who is synonymous with south africa's troubles and triumphs. imprisoned, he emerged try unant and undaunted. he would cast hires first vote in 1994, the same year he became the first black president in history. it's an undeniable link they share as the first black presidents of their respective countries. it's not the only link. in a week affirmative action and voting rights saw setbacks from the supreme court mandela's importance as the figure who clearly links the struggles in africa with civil rights is abundantly clear, while he embraced gandy, informed by the civil rights movement in the u.s. one of the first pauses for us here in a post civil rights movement world were the campaigns against apartheid in africa. >> my first act in the anti-apartheid movement in 1970 and 80 because i was inspired in what was going on in africa. >> our involvement in africa gave americans beneficiaries of our parents' battles for civil rights here the chance to support our brothers and sisters there. it was our chance to support their continued struggle that culminated
>>> president obama travels to south africa today and hopes to visit with nelson mandela while the south africans closely watch the health of the leader. >> the senate approves the immigration bill that would open the door to millions, but it faces an uncertain future in thehouse. >> in cold-blooded fashion kill add person because that person disrespected him. >> football star aaron hernandez remains on a jail charge and the normal new england patriot may be facing even deeper legal troubles. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, june 28th, 2013. . good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, president obama wraps up his visit to the west african nation of senegal this morning. later he and his family are scheduled to travel to south africa. on sunday they'll go to tanza a tanzania. last night president obama attended a state dinner. later he visited goree island, a historic port where slaves from africa passed through on their way to the new world. mr. obama said he would like to visit nelson mandela to south africa, however, mandela remains in crit
of the united states, of course, president barack obama. as you know, nelson mandela has been on life support so we're eager to hear what president zuma has to say. let's listen in. >> we already see immense value in a strategic position such as briggs and ipsa and look forward to strengthening the u.s./africa partnership. we're pleased with the growing bilateral trade investment. there's 600 u.s. investment companies in south africa which have created in excess of 150,000 jobs. the u.s. is also a major export market for south african products. south africa, in turn, is your biggest market in africa. accounting for more than $7 billion of exports. we affirm the need for the extension of the african growth and opportunity act which expires in 2015. our initial trade has reached the levels preceding the global recession largely due to the act. and arising out of this visit, we would like to see increased investment in the south african economy for mutual benefit. we've placed on the table bankable projects which range from infrastructure development to skills development for the use and also acros
unemployed. >> south africans pay their respects to nelson mandela. the former president remains in a critical condition. >> a new exhibit explores the many myths surrounding cleopatra. >> europe's summit to keep millions of young people from becoming victims of the banking crisis has promised to speed up the reimbursement of funds to help them. >> millions of peoples are at risk of never having a stable job, sparking fears of a lost generation and unrest. >> more than three years of turmoil has sent joblessness soaring across parts of europe. >> we will hear from a leading eu lawmaker in a moment. first, we have this report. >> italy's premier and most other eu heads of state were in a positive mood. the summit got off to a good start with a last-minute budget deal. tackling youth unemployment will be a major priority. >> we decided ahead of in two cs where youth unemployment is over 25%. >> the money will help young people find jobs after a four- month period of unemployment. that's not enough for the social democratic resident, who thinks there should be more investment in sma
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